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Monday, November 19, 2018

Ismail Bakhshi Leader Of " Haft Tapeh " Workers in The City Of Shoosh .....Speaks With Workers And Their Families In Front Of The Governor's Building .....Esmail Bakhshi and 19 Others Have Been Arrested ....Esmail Bakhshi Was Talking About A Peaceful Gathering On Their 14th Days Of Strike ....He Said : This Is My Will , If Im Dead , No One Should Bury My Dead Body , Just Carry The Empty Coffins ........

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Thousands of Workers of " Ney-Shekar Haft-Tapeh " And " Foulad Steel Company" Gathered In Front Of Governor's Building In The City Of Shoosh And Ahwaz Despite of Many Security Forces Around the City ....

News ..

" Ney- Shekar -Haft -Tapeh " Workers are in their 13th day of strike in the city of Shoosh .....

Despite of many load of security forces by regime in the city , the workers gathered in front of Governors building for protest.

Reports indicates that , many women and students have joined the workers to protest .

The workers demanded their unpaid salaries to be paid  and  also to return the ownership of the factory from private ownership to public .

Ismail Bakhshi " Haft Tapeh " Workers Representative spoke to the protesters about the corruption and stealing by Presidents first deputy from "Haft Tapeh ".....

In the city of Ahwaz also the workers at Foulad Steel Company protested in front of the Governors building and in a joint action with " Haft Tapeh  ..." workers they also demanded for their rights .


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

10 Years Jail For Bahai Father And Daughter .......

According to news , A Bahai father and daughter from the city of Shiraz received 10 years jail term ....


Mr. Nematollah Bengaleh and his daughter Nazanin both from the city of Shiraz each one received  five years prison sentences by Shiraz city court of revolution.

Both have protested to the sentencing and the case went to appeal court.

This is happening while Mr. Zarif  regimes Foreign Minister says : " Being Bahai in Iran is not a crime " .

Both Mr. Bengaleh and his daughter were arrested earlier and their house were searched and they both were released on bail.


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Suppression And The Arrests Of Striking Teachers .....

News from Iran ....

On 2nd round of strike by teachers in Iran ...



The Coordinating Council Of Teachers Union :

30 members have been summoned and interrogated ....
More than 50 teachers have received threatening messages ...
And since Sunday at least 12 teachers have been arrested ....


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Golrokh Iraei : My Husbands Life Is In Great Danger ....

Golrokh Iraei in an open letter to the authorities :
My husband developed bone cancer and need immediate treatment but the authorities won't do anything for his treatment  .
Arash Sadeghi the imprisoned husband of Golrokh Iraei has developed bone cancer and need immediate release from prison and treatment in a hospital .

IRAN WATCH CANADA : Is there ears to listen?





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Students : Congratulation On Teachers Day To Brave Teachers ......We are All children of Abdi ( Esmail Abdi the imprisoned teacher ) .......Students Support Esmail Abdi the imprisoned Teacher .....


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2nd Teachers Strike In All Over Iran ......

Teachers in all over Iran started their strike from today . The strike is organized by Iran teachers council. The teachers will go to school but won't attend in classes.
This is the 2nd attempt of Iran teachers to boycott the classes . Teachers again and again asked the authorities to fulfil their demands :
immediately release the imprisoned teachers .
Stop privatization of school .
Free education for all students .  
To increase their salaries ....


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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
PRESS RELEASE 
13 November 2018
Iran: Fears mounting for detained Ahwazi Arabs amid reports of secret executions
Iranian authorities must immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of members of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority being held without access to their families or lawyers, Amnesty International said following reports that some have been executed in secret. 
In the last few days, Ahwazi Arab activists outside Iran have told Amnesty International that 22 men, including civil society activist Mohammad Momeni Timas, have been killed in secret. 
Since 24 September, up to 600 Ahwazi Arabs have been detained incommunicado in a wave of arrestsfollowing a deadly armed attack that took place in Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, two days earlier. 
“If confirmed, the secret executions of these men would be not only a crime under international law but also an abhorrent violation of their right to life and a complete mockery of justice, even by the shocking standards of Iran’s judicial system,” said Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.
“It is difficult to imagine that these individuals could have received a fair trial within merely a few weeks of their arrests, let alone had the opportunity to appeal death sentences.”
One of those reported to have been secretly executed is Ahmad Heydari, a 30-year-old ceramics shopkeeper who was arrested within a few days of the armed attack in Ahvaz. 
His family heard no news of his fate or whereabouts until 11 November, when they received a telephone call summoning them to the information centre of the Ministry of Intelligence in Ahvaz. There, they were given his death certificate and told he had been executed on 8 November. 
Officials said they were not handing over his body for burial and told the family they were not allowed to hold a memorial service for him. 
By contrast, the governor of Khuzestan province told the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency on 12 November that reports of 22 detainees being executed are “complete lies”. He also said that those arrested in connection with the Ahvaz attack have been charged, but gave no indication that any of them had been brought to trial.
“In the absence of any information about the whereabouts of the detainees feared killed, the governor’s blanket denial will provide little comfort to families who have been unable to see or hear from their relatives since their arrests,” said Philip Luther.
“The reported executions heighten our fears that the hundreds of other Ahwazi Arabs in detention in the wake of the Ahvaz attack may face death sentences or other harsh treatment.”
Amnesty International calls on the Iranian authorities to reveal the whereabouts of all the detainees without further delay and provide information about what legal procedures have taken place to date. The authorities must give the families and their lawyers access to the detainees and ensure they are protected from torture and other ill-treatment. 
Amnesty International is also calling on the authorities to release immediately and unconditionally any Ahwazi Arabs held solely for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression, association or peaceful assembly or solely on account of their ethnic identity.
“While the Iranian authorities have a duty to bring to justice anyone suspected of criminal responsibility for the attack in Ahvaz in fair trials, they must not use this as an excuse to carry out a purge against members of Iran’s persecuted Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority,” said Philip Luther. 
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner. The death penalty is a violation of the right to life and the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.
Public Document 
For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Sara Hashash, MENA Media Manager on sara.hashash@amnesty.org or +44 207 413 5511 
Amnesty International's press office in London, UK, on: +44 20 7413 5566 or press@amnesty.orgtwitter: @amnestypress

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

New Ways To Deal With Dissents By Islamic Regime In Iran .....Arrest By Ambulance And Transfer To Mental Health Hospital ...

According to news coming from Iran ,

Hashem Khastar A retired teacher and a rights defender of teacher and a teachers Union Activist in the city of Mashhad was arrested and was transferred to a mental hospital according to his wife Sedigheh Maleki who was able to visit him.

Mrs. Maleki said ; this retired teacher is currently in prison by the Ministry Of Information without any known accusation and he is in mental hospital without any physical or mental problem.

Mr. Khastar's family said; an unknown number called them and told , Mr. Khastar is hospitalized because of his mental problem.

While speaking with Radio Farda , the  wife said: On Tuesday morning ( 8 days ago ) Mr. Khastar left home  and since then we had no news about him and his mobile phone was shut down and after a while his car was found outside the city ( Mashhad ) beside a garden .....My husband was arrested by Sepah Intelligence and he was transferred to Ebn-Sina Hospital which is a mental hospital .






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Monday, October 29, 2018

Defenders Of Teachers And Political Prisoner Demanded For The Release Of Teachers From Prison....

The slogan on The City walls with the pictures of imprisoned teachers :

With The kidnapping , Expelling Teachers From School And Summons , The Voices Of Teachers  Wont Be Silenced !




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Friday, October 26, 2018

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For Immediate Release

Iran: Environmentalists Face Capital Charges 
Detained for 9 Months; No Access to a Lawyer 

(Beirut, October 26, 2018) – Iranian authorities have issued indictments against eight detained environmental activists that could lead to the death penalty, Human Rights Watch said today. Iranian authorities should immediately release these activists who have been arbitrary detained for nine months unless they can produce evidence to justify the charges against them and guarantee a fair trial.

On October 24, 2018, Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi, the Tehran prosecutor, said at a news conference that the authorities had finalized indictments for the activists, who have been held since January and February. He said that four face the charge of “sowing corruption on earth,” which includes the risk of the death penalty. He justified the charge based on a claim that the activists were “seeking proximity to military sites with the cover of the environmental projects and obtaining military information from them.”

“Iran’s judiciary appears determined to pursue serious charges against these environmental activists no matter how ridiculous the allegations of wrongdoing are and despite the continuing denial of the defendants’ right to see a lawyer of their choice,” said Michael Page, deputy Middle East deputy director at Human Rights Watch. “With the judiciary serving as one of the main cornerstones in Iran’s apparatus of repression, there is a major risk that they won’t get a fair trial.”

When the law is applied in such a vague way that people cannot predict which acts are crimes and detainees suffer major violations of due process rights, prosecutions are arbitrary, Human Rights Watch said.

On January 24 and 25, the Revolutionary Guards’ intelligence organization arrested Houman Jokar, Sepideh Kashani, Niloufar Bayani, Amirhossein Khaleghi, Sam Rajabi, Taher Ghadirian, Kavous Seyed Emami, and Morad Tahbaz, all members of a local environmental group, the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation. On February 25, authorities arrested another environmentalist, Abdoreza Kouhpayeh, who remains in detention alone with seven other activists.

During nine months of pretrial detention, none of the detainees have had access to a lawyer of their choice and authorities have not set a trial date. On September 30, family members said on social media that judicial authorities had told them that the environmentalists can only be represented by lawyers from a pre-approved list of 20 that the judiciary had published in June.

The authorities have not allowed Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, a lawyer chosen by Rajabi and by Ghaderian’s family to represent them, to see his clients, Aghasi told Center for Human Rights in Iran. On October 22, Aghasi had told the Iran Wire news website that five of the detained activists faced the “corruption on earth” charge.

On February 10, family of Kavous Seyed Emami, an Iranian-Canadian university professor who was arrested with other activists,  reported that he had died in detention in unknown circumstances. Iranian authorities claimed that he committed suicide, but they have not conducted an impartial investigation into his death and have placed a travel ban on his wife, Maryam Mombeini.

Two sources who have close knowledge of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation and preferred to remain anonymous told Human Rights Watch that all of the foundation’s projects, including their wildlife monitoring projects, were carried out with required permission from relevant authorities.

Several senior Iranian government officials have said that they did not find any evidence to suggest that the detained activists are spies. On May 22, Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported that Issa Kalantari, the head of Iran’s Environmental Institution, said during a speech at a biodiversity conference that the government had formed a committee consisting of the ministers of intelligence, interior, and justice and the president’s legal deputy, and that they had concluded there was no evidence to suggest those detained are spies.

On October 22, when asked about the charges, Kalantari told ISNA that the committee could no longer intervene in the case and the Intelligence Ministry had announced its decision about these activists.

Article 48 of Iran’s 2014 criminal procedure law says that detainees charged with various offenses, including national or international security crimes, political, and media crimes, must select their counsel from a pre-approved pool selected by Iran’s judiciary during the investigation. The list of lawyers published in June did not include any women or human rights lawyers.

Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Iran is a state party, the authorities are required to ensure that anyone facing criminal charges has access to a lawyer of their choosing. Anyone arrested should be promptly informed of any charges against them, and detention before trial should be an exception, not the rule. Anyone detained is entitled to a trial within a reasonable time or release.

Under article 286 of Iran’s penal code, “Any person, who extensively commits a serious crime against people’s physical safety, offenses against internal or international security of the state, spreading lies, disruption of the economic system of the state, arson and destruction of properties” can be considered among the “corrupt on earth” and sentenced to death if the court finds “the intention to cause extensive disruption in the public order, or creating insecurity, or causing vast damage or spreading corruption and prostitution in a large scale, or the knowledge of effectiveness of the acts committed.” Otherwise, the sentence can be between six months and five years.

For more Human Rights Watch reporting on Iran, please visit: 
https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/iran

For more information, please contact: 
In Beirut, Tara Sepehri Far (English, Farsi): +1-617-893-0375 (mobile); or sepehrt@hrw.org. Twitter: @sepehrifar
In Ramallah, Michael Page (English): +1-646-299-2448 (mobile); or pagem@hrw.org. Twitter: @MichaelARPage
In New York, Ahmed Benchemsi (English, French, Arabic): +1-929-343-7973 (mobile); or benchea@hrw.org. Twitter: @AhmedBenchemsi

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Saeed Malekpour The Imprisoned Iranian -Canadian Life Is In Danger .....


According to a report , Saeed Malekpour the Iranian -Canadian who has been in Islamic regime jail for 10 years now, was transferred to hospital from prison due to a heart attack and was removed from hospital again by security forces back to prison .

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Saeed Malekpour needs medical attention and the Islamic regime judiciary and prison officials denies these needs to him and to many prisoners . These inhuman practices must be stopped and innocent political prisoners Like Saeed Malekpour who have been accused of designing web must be released immediately . 




Read more about Saeed Malekpour :

Saeed Malekpour is an Iranian web designer. He was sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly designing and moderating pornographic websites. Malekpour developed an Internet photo-sharing tool that his supporters assert was used without his knowledge for pornographic .

https://www.amnesty.ca/blog/saeed-malekpour-turns-
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